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De-Stress Days' helps UNI students relax during finals week

December 4, 2002

Deedra Billings, UNI wellness resource coordinator, (319) 273-7162
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Wellness and Recreation Services will host 'De-Stress Days' for its students, faculty and staff Thursday Dec. 12 through Tuesday Dec. 17.

This year the events will take place on campus at a different location each of four days: Thursday, Dec. 12, at Redeker Piazza; Friday, Dec. 13, at Towers West Lounge; Monday Dec. 16, at Maucker Union Ambassador Room; and Tuesday Dec. 17, at Curris Business Building. All events will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

At the sessions, participants can receive free mini massages, listen to soothing music, and receive complimentary stress kits and information on stress and other wellness issues.

The event was first held in May of 1996, as a part of UNI finals week, when Ken Jacobsen, University Health Services counselor, adapted and expanded a program from the University of Minnesota, which provided a quiet music room for its students during finals week.

The 'De-Stress Days' are sponsored by UNI Wellness and Recreation Services. For more information, contact Deedra Billings, UNI wellness resource coordinator at (319) 273-7162.